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The NHS Five Year Forward View: Where are the home care providers and their staff?

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Brendan Martin of PublicWorld asks where care staff are in the NHS 5 Year Forward View.

The Tenancies (Reform) Bill – transforming the role of local authorities

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Shelter’s Hannah Gousy explains how the proposed Tenancies (Reform) Bill will help councils to target their resources in the private rented sector. Homes in the private rented sector are in a worse condition than any other form of housing. A …

The Local Side to National Campaigns, Part One: The Lib Dems

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Nick Clegg wants to see mental health at the centre of the Lid Dem General Election manifesto. While mental health is a nation-wide issue, the Lib Dems need to remember the issue’s deeply local dimensions.

Beyond Metrocentralisation

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This week the RSA published “Unleashing Metro Growth: Final Recommendations of the City Growth Commission”. The report calls for the “reconfiguration of our political economy, with city regions at its heart”. It argues that we need a shift in decision-making …

Party conference roundup

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The devolution question following the Scottish referendum was debated widely at each conference, particularly in the fringes, and the fallout from the Scottish referendum for local areas is still a hot topic among localists and some political commentators.

Localism in a hung parliament

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A hung parliament next May is looking like a very likely prospect. But while coalition negotiations leave everything hanging in the balance, the practice of governing where it really counts will carry on.   135 days after their last national …

Innovative Local Growth Initiatives and the Liberal Democrat Fringe

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LGiU and Eastleigh Borough Council investigate Liberal Democrats’ innovative approaches to encouraging local economic growth

Incentives for Local Growth at the Conservative Fringe

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LGiU and Westminster Council evaluate the incentives in place for encouraging local economic growth.

LGiU at the Liberal Democrat Party Conference

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Growth and localism at the LibDem Party Conference

Democracy-max: council leaders say yes to devolution

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England and Wales should have the same devolved powers as Scotland and that power should be held locally.

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